Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 17 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.
The Melbourne Story
An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.
Australia's greatest racehorse.
Our first Director's vision for a University Botanical Garden
How Melbourne University's System Garden came to be.
The Federation Tapestry
Almost 41m long and 20,000 hours in the making, the tapestry marks the centenary of Australia's Federation.
The Invisible FarmerSecuring the history of Australian farming women
Being presentIndigenous Contemporary Art and Cultural Practices in the Museum
The largest ever study of Australian women on the land is revealing the hidden stories of women farmers.
History starts today
A new collection of banners from the 2017 Women's March on Melbourne has important historical links.
Discover Documentary: Pendle Hall
Join Michael Reason, Curator of History and Technology as he takes us on a tour of a piece of prime real estate in miniature, Pendle Hall.
Home of the Immigration Museum, and one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
Phar Lap collection
Over 350 items of racing equipment and memorabilia relating to champion racehorse Phar Lap.
The Biggest Family Album in Australia collection
Over 9000 photographs from rural and regional Victoria dating from the 1890s to the 1940s.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Walk through History
The Place for a VillageHow nature has shaped the city of Melbourne
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
Aztecs lecture series
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures lecture series
The wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia lecture series
The genealogy of the genealogical methodDiscoveries, disseminations and the historiography of British anthropology
Accessing the ancient pastAncient Egyptian antiquities in the Victorian State collections
Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict
A Million Pounds and Not a Penny ReturnA Victorian Gold Mining Saga
Locating living people
How can I locate living people?
Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum
Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.
The sting of the final letter
Transcribing George Lyell's final documents
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
Pendle Hall Dolls' House
A 21 room, four storey dolls' house built over 40 years by Felicity Clemons, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Syme.
Robert Lewis John Ellery, astronomer & scientist (1827-1908)
English-born Ellery was Government Astronomer from 1863's advent of Melbourne Observatory until 1895.
Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944
Established in 1863 to serve as a scientific research institution for Melbourne.
Hermann Ralph Uhlherr, engineer (1934-present)
A passionate collector of tektites who has had an asteroid named after him.
Melbourne Observatory collection
Over 400 objects and images relating to the operation of Melbourne Observatory from 1863 to 1944.
Karl Friedrich Muffler, German migrant, pastry chef & internee, 1930
After migrating from Germany in 1930, Karl Muffler was interned in Melbourne throughout WWII.
What are your origins?
Where have Victorians come from?
Why did they come?